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James A. McDivitt Elected to Ionatron Board of Directors.

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Ionatron, Inc., (Nasdaq:IOTN) a next generation controlled directed energy weapon technology company, announced today that Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force (USAF) (Ret.) and former NASA Astronaut James A. McDivitt was elected as an independent director to the Company's board of directors. The election increased the number of directors on the board to 7.

"We welcome General McDivitt to the Ionatron Board of Directors", said Thomas Dearmin, CEO of Ionatron. "General McDivitt's vast military and space sector experience coupled with his extensive business experience with leading companies will greatly benefit Ionatron. We look forward to the contributions and value he will provide to our board."

General McDivitt joined the USAF in 1951 and retired with the rank of Brig. General. He flew 145 combat missions during the Korean War in F-80s and F-86s. He is a graduate of the USAF Experimental Test Pilot School and the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot course and served as an experimental test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

General McDivitt was selected as an astronaut by NASA in September 1962. He was command pilot for Gemini IV and commander of Apollo 9. He became Manager of Lunar Landing Operations in May 1969, and led a team that planned the lunar exploration program and redesigned the spacecraft to accomplish this task. In August 1969, he became Manager of the Apollo Spacecraft Program and was the program manager for Apollo 12 through 16.

General McDivitt retired from the USAF and left NASA in June 1972, to become Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs for Consumers Power Company. In March 1975, he joined Pullman, Inc. as Executive Vice-President and a Director. In October 1975 he became President of the Pullman Standard Division, The Railcar Division, and later had additional responsibility for the leasing, engineering and construction areas of the company. From 1981 until his retirement in 1995, General McDivitt was Senior Vice President, Government Operations and International of Rockwell International Corporation. He currently serves a director of Silicon Graphics Inc.

His military decorations and personal awards include two NASA Distinguished Service Medals; NASA Exceptional Service Medal; two Air Force Distinguished Service Medals; four Distinguished Flying Crosses; five Air Medals; the Chong Moo Medal from South Korea and the USAF Air Force Systems Command Aerospace Primus Award.

General McDivitt holds Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

About Ionatron Inc.

Ionatron, Inc. develops and markets Directed Energy Weapon technology products initially for sale to the U.S. Government. The goal of the Company is to produce products that incorporate our technology initially for specific U.S. Government customer applications and platforms.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any futures results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Such factors include, but are not limited to: the risks of uncertainty of patent protection; the risks of uncertainty of strategic alliances; the risk and uncertainty of management tenure; the impact of third-party suppliers' manufacturing constraints or difficulties; management's ability to achieve business performance objectives, market acceptance of, and demand for, the Company's products, and resulting revenues; development of technology and manufacturing capabilities; impact of competitive products and pricing; litigation and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The words "looking forward," "believe," "demonstrate," "intend," "expect," "contemplate," "estimate," "anticipate," "likely" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. Ionatron undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news release.
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